The Norwegian Volstad Maritime will receive an E5000 motion compensated gangway from Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann to help with cabling and commissioning activities at the St. Brieuc wind farm off the Brittany coast of France.
Ampelmann‘s involvement in the expanding French offshore wind industry continues with this entry of the E5000 into French territorial waters.
The E5000 is the only system in its class that fully compensates for motion and can safely transport both people and large cargo loads up to 4.6mT. It extends weather windows, improves operational effectiveness, and removes the need to maintain both a crane and a gangway on the same vessel because it can operate in extremely rough sea states.
Due to its multifunctional capabilities and foundation in tried-and-true E-type technology, the gangway, which can be up to 28 meters in length, is perfectly suited for installation, commissioning, and maintenance work on wind turbines. Early in September 2022, the system will be installed on the OSV Deep Cygnus for a period of 60 to 180 days.
Since 2021, Ampelmann has won two significant contracts in the French renewable energy market.
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